So last night at rehearsal we had a discussion about ways to increase our fan base. Our lead singer brought up the idea of trying to establish a residency at a bar. He said he'd like to try to get us Tuesday nights at a place from 8-10pm and that we could cut down rehearsals to twice a month (instead of every Monday from 8-11pm) and use those rehearsal to work on new material. I was against the idea of cutting down rehearsals because I don't feel that we're tight enough (even with some of the old songs we've been playing for years) and I'm not comfortable with the idea of playing out weekly with less rehearsal time. Our keyboard player says to me, "well would you prefer to rehearse twice a week" and I said yes, and he replied, "Fine. So we'd be a tight band with no audience". Am I crazy to think we shouldn't sacrifice rehearsal time? Our rehearsals aren't as productive as I'd like them to be and the glaring problems I see in our performances are: Inconsistent tempo Flubbed notes Missed/forgotten cues & stops (Oh yeah, the only time our drummer is in front of a drum set is at rehearsals and gigs which is another reason I don't want to cut down on rehearsals). Part of me feels that I'm expecting too much out of us and to just go with the flow.